Friendly Visitor in Georgetown

(Links2Care, Georgetown, Community Social Services Programs)

Position ID: V-HVC0101 Last Full Update: 27 Mar 2018
Opportunity Details
CommentsLinks2Care is looking for volunteers to provide companionship to seniors and adults with disabilities
ContactPatty Colautti, Volunteer Coordinator, Links2Care; Phone: (905) 873-6502 ext 165 * 905-844-0252 ext 165; Email: pcolautti@links2care.ca
DutiesTo provide companionship services to isolated seniors and adults with disabilities in their homes or to go on outings in the community.  
Visits may include conversation, games, activities of interest and /or outings in the local community. Time Commitment of 1-2 hours per week.
More Info Linkwww.links2care.ca
BenefitsImprove your social skills, connect with your community and gain experience with seniors or adults with disabilities. Volunteers feel a sense of accomplishment and reward knowing that they are helping someone in need
ClientsSeniors or adults with disabilities who are living independently in the community
Ages18 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDNo
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Newcomers / English as a second language
Areas of InterestCommunity / Neighbourhood Volunteering ; Community Outreach ; Friend / Penpal ; Games ; Senior's Activity Support ; Social Interaction ; Special Needs / Differently Abled
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Creativity ; Customer Service ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Leadership ; Listening Skills ; Patience ; Planning & Organizing ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Team Work ; Patience, reliability, understanding, caring, good communication and listening skills, and the ability to socialize.  
Some knowledge of seniors and/or adults with disabilities is helpful.
Commitment LengthMedium Term (4 months to 1 year) ; Long Term ; 1 year commitment or longer preferable
Interaction LevelOne-on-one
Minimum Hours1 / Week
Dates and TimesMonday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Tuesday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Wednesday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Thursday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Friday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Saturday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Sunday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
 
Visits are flexible and are scheduled around volunteer and client schedules but asked to visit one hour a week.
SeasonsYear Round
AccessibilityUnknown - depends on the location
LocationVisits are in client homes.
Number of PositionsActon ; Georgetown ; Milton 
 
10 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation ; Training on-going ; Orientation to the program. Other training opportunities are offered as available. Ongoing support from coordinator(s) is provided year round
TransportationVolunteer is responsible for own transportation to and from the client's home
CostVolunteers are responsible to obtain a Police Background Check with a Vulnerable Sector Screening prior to being matched. Once volunteers begin in the program, half of the cost of the police check is reimbursed
Police CheckRequired
Additional RequirementsVulnerable sector screening
Agency Details
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Organization NameLinks2Care, Georgetown, Community Social Services Programs
Office PhoneGeorgetown: 905-873-6502
Acton: 519-853-3310
Oakville: 905-844-0252
Toll Free PhoneGeorgetown: 1-866-920-6502
Oakville: 1-866-844-0252
Fax905-873-6195
E-Mailinfo@links2care.ca
Websitewww.links2care.ca
Address & Map
360 Guelph St, Unit 33
Georgetown, ON L7G 4B5